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Matagal nang kilala: Manny Lopez posts throwback photo of dad with Duterte

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Manila Mayor Manny Lopez has known President Rodrigo Duterte long before he entered politics thanks to his father, the late former city mayor Mel Lopez Jr.

Lopez shared on Facebook an old, grayscale photo of his father and Duterte days after being proclaimed as PDP-Laban’s mayoralty bet for Manila.

“Nagsimula ang samahang Duterte at Lopez sa pagkakaibigan ng noon ay dalawang Mayor, Digong Duterte at Mel Lopez,” he said.

Lopez recalled traveling to Davao a number of times in his youth to accompany his father in visiting Duterte, who was then mayor of the city.

“Kaya hindi naman nakakapagtaka na sa muli naming pagkikita ng ating Pangulo ay higit na napagtibay ang aming pagkakaibigan at tiwala sa isa’t isa. Maraming salamat po!” he said.